New PCH-2000 PS Vita Model Exhibited Publicly, Pictures Show How Thin it Is and the Screen

The new model of the PS Vita is being exposed to public scrutiny for the first time at the Sofmap shop in Akihabara, and since a lot of Japanese gamers don’t go anywhere without a camera, pictures are starting to surface on the internet.

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allformats1529d ago

Look at that Vita! Man, Sony's been on a roll, lately.

Vitalogy1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

The more I look at the pictures the more I think they are using very cheap material with the new version. Build quality seems to be affected, I guess that's what you get for trying to lower the price (ps3 super slim is in the same boat).

FunAndGun1529d ago

Not sure how you can tell build quality from a picture.

sobotz1529d ago

Judging from the pic, I think they're using the 3DS plastic-like now.

guitarded771529d ago

I don't think "very cheap" is accurate. Maybe some lighter weight material... the OLED->LCD screen is different, but looks good from the pics. I think the new Vita looks like it can better withstand a hit... I've dropped my 1st gen Vita on the concrete a few times, and it has some scuffs.

Dee_911529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

you said that like the original vita was made out of carbon fiber or something.Its more than likely just a lighter plastic.Lighter dont mean cheaper.

yeahokchief1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

Looks like a lot more plastic, but not bad.

On the bright side for the new version, the L and R triggers look more comfortable as are the start and select buttons which you actually use quite frequently in a few games.

I'd still probably go for the original wifi version if you can find it because the screen is a bit nicer. Best buy had them on clearance for $150. That was the time to buy. I told everyone of my friends about that deal.

Plus you're going to have to wait on Hori to release a new type of screen protector for this model because Hori screen protectors are, without a doubt, the #1 accessory to have with the vita. Goes on so easy and you don't even notice it's there. No more worrying about scratches on your screen.

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GribbleGrunger1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

We need a comparison between the OLED and the LED screen to see how much difference there is. If both are comparable then there's no problem, but if the OLED is markedly better I'm hoping Sony leave both on the market and advertise the 2000 as an entry level handheld. Maybe $150 V $200 would suffice to reflect the difference in quality.

SaulGoodman1529d ago

Either way I'm getting PS4,VitaTV,Vita in that order. Sony will receive all my money now, and beyond the near future, at least.

DoomeDx1529d ago

totally read that with Saul Goodman's voice.

Abriael1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

There you are, found a couple of the screen as well and added them.

Mind you, taken by a camera, it's really hard to judge its quality.

sobotz1529d ago

It's LCD not LED.


Tei7771529d ago

are you sure, LED TVs/monitors are still technically LCDs. I don't think sony has specified what the screen is other then the fact its an LCD and using "improved" technology.

sobotz1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )


It's quite different

Maybe it's not significant, but it's still not the same thing.

Yes, Sony said they're using the improved LCD screen, but still they need to show to us how much different than the current PSVita's OLED.

I still prefer the original version of PSVita than this version though.

--Onilink--1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

technically LED and LCD are the same.. because what you know as LED screens are actually LED LCD.

LED is the lightning type, LCD is the type of display.

I know what you mean that they havent specified what type it is and LED TVs are better that regular LCD TVs

But Tei777 is also right in what he says..

Though i doubt it will be LED, probably just regular LCD

GribbleGrunger1529d ago

yeah, it was a typo I was too late to correct.

ShinMaster1529d ago

You're comparing with old LCD tech.

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Abriael1529d ago

By the way, they said that the old 3G/Wi-Fi model will be still on sale. So yeah they're keeping a model with the OLED.

Bundi1529d ago

Well that's cause they still have a whole bunch of them in storage. They can't exactly just toss them away now can they?

Once OLED Vita inventory clears which could take a while given its selling pace-it will no longer be for sale since Sony are now only making this cheaper material version.

MultiConsoleGamer1529d ago

OLED suffers burn in and that's why they got rid of it.

Otoshigamisama1529d ago

That issues lies,not with the system but the user its a gamers job to take care of their own gaming systems right?

dredgewalker1529d ago

Never had a burn in on my vita and my brothers vita's are also fine cause we always turn them off after playing. It's not just oled's that suffer burn in. I've had a friend who has the lower screen on his 3ds xl and that's definitely an lcd.

ginsunuva1529d ago

$50 for the screen difference?

No way.

LCD will just have slightly less-natural colors and a bit more sun glare.

miyamoto1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

OLED has good color saturation(sometimes over saturated), deep blacks, good viewing angles too
but more expensive to manufacture than LCD

I have a Galaxy S3 with Super AMOLED and New Nexus 7 with IPS LCD

lasts longer more durable than OLED,
less expensive,
correct color profile,
more mature technology,
brighter than OLED indoor or under direct sunlight,

HD LCD has good viewing angles and dynamic contrast now too
Just look at how gorgeous the Xperia phones and tablets' LCD screen are

the bonus of PSV 2000 is 1 GB internal memory, lighter, slimmer, micro usb support

it might be $175 here in NA

kayoss1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

From what I understand is that LCD uses a backlight to produce bright colors. However, for this reason black is not as dark (more washed out). OLED can produce their own colors this give it an advantage when it come to black color. Black color on the OLED is much more darker therefore the color look much sharper in a darker screen. A benefit of OLED on handheld is that they really showcase the colors on a slimmer and smaller screens. Another benefit of OLED is that when view at an angle there is no loss of quality when compared to LCD. However im not sure if this applies to smaller screens like the PS vita. LCD can have dead pixels but OLED are more susceptible to burn ins, worst then Plasma.
This is just my personal understanding of OLED and LCD. I might be wrong though.

jhoward5851529d ago

OLED is way better than LCD because OLED doesn't use a back light.OLED ammit light through each pixel, allowing for maximum brightness even outside.well, As long as you don't play it outside then LCD is OK.

slivery1529d ago (Edited 1529d ago )

Chances are very likely those are Super-LCD's. I see many people complaining thinking this is some basic LCD tech, like the ones used in the PSP.

I can assure you that Sony is not putting old ass LCD's in this new Vita.

Super LCD's are practically identical in terms of quality compared to Super AMOLED Plus screens these days. As always the only difference you may notice, which many don't is the lightness of blacks in S-LCD's but its nothing to write home about.

People keep saying this one is cheaper or kid friendlier. It is the same price and knowing Sony didn't slouch around the first time using a crappy screen, its safe to assume they put the best LCD screens available in this which are probably Super LCD 3.

Like seen in the HTC One X. You can find many comparisons of these screens and not a single one will come out with a definite answer on which is better anymore.

Now if this was the oldest LCD tech around, sure be worried but it would be very stupid to think Sony is going to revert back to the PSP's screen type. Which is the most basic LCD tech, LCD's have changed greatly since then.

I know I will be switching my Vita out for these new models. I don't think for one second the screen is going to look worse than the OLED in the old Vita. It will be almost identical and in some cases LCD is better, definitely better for gaming and will last you a lot longer. Much more reliable than OLED screens.

Production costs will be cheaper now also because Super LCD's are cheaper to produce than OLED's. That is why you see a lot of people making that switch now with many screens from monitors to phones.

Ah forgot to add this but the pixel density in the LCD can be higher also, so there is actually a chance this screen might be sharper than the current OLED because it has a slightly higher pixel density.

Based on the images here it looks of excellent quality to me. If it were the old LCD's you wouldn't even get that quality in an off screen picture. Just look at PSP images.

GamerGuy1531529d ago

Exactly. Sony has said themselves that this LCD screen has the newest LCD technology available. The new screen is likely not a downgrade at all.

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Edi0071529d ago

nintendoo look the 2013 -2014 designs and hide your ugly 2ds ho look like part oh mufin or cake

JBSleek1529d ago

Look at that price though.

nick3091529d ago

Im kinda tired of re releases of consoles, feels like a waste of your money and never truely want to get them day 1.. Thats how i feel bout my vita ):

Abriael1529d ago

Honestly, with the fact that my "old" vita has the OLED and 3G i feel very confident on my day 1 purchase :D

TimeSkipLuffy1529d ago

I like these kind of redesigned hardware... far better than Wii Mini XDD

Edi0071529d ago

Wii mini is like lwata face without his hair

TimeSkipLuffy1529d ago

I will save money for that model later. First I want my PS4, then I gonna wait for VITA TV and after that I gonna get this as a replacement and keep my current VITA as backup device... and after all that I might consider the X1 or even WiiU XD

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